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Snapshot Report – Certificate and Associate Degree Pathways

Snapshot Report – Certificate and Associate Degree Pathways

Of all associate degrees reported to the National Student Clearinghouse for the 2009-10 academic year, 536,351 were earned by students with no previous degrees or certificates. Within the next six academic years, over 64 percent of these students enrolled at a four-year institution and 41 percent earned a bachelor’s degree.

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Snapshot Report – Postsecondary Student One-Year Mobility Rates

Snapshot Report – Postsecondary Student One-Year Mobility Rates

During the 2014-15 academic year, 9.4 percent of all students attended more than one institution, a figure that has remained constant for the last three years. In each year shown, the mobility rate was highest for students who began the academic year at a two-year public institution.

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Snapshot Report – Yearly Success and Progress Rates

Snapshot Report – Yearly Success and Progress Rates

This snapshot goes beyond traditional measures of postsecondary attainment by tracking the fall 2009 entering cohort over time, and showing persistence, stop-out, and completion rates at the end of each subsequent academic year. The model tracks outcomes for both full-time and part-time starters, and takes spring and summer terms into account.

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Undergraduate Degree Earners Report, 2014-15

Undergraduate Degree Earners Report, 2014-15

The total number of undergraduate degree earners has remained nearly constant over the last four years, with 2,804,133 students earning associate and bachelor’s degrees in 2014-15, a 0.3 percent increase from 2011-12.

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Completing College: A National View of Student Attainment Rates – Fall 2009 Cohort

Completing College: A National View of Student Attainment Rates – Fall 2009 Cohort

Signature Report 10 from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center provides six-year outcomes for first-time degree-seeking students, including former dual enrollment students, who started in postsecondary education institutions in fall 2009. It offers a look at the attainment rates for students who began their postsecondary education as the Great Recession was ending.

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High School Benchmarks 2015: National College Progression Rates

High School Benchmarks 2015: National College Progression Rates

Our third annual report provides new data on high school graduates’ college access, persistence, and completion outcomes, including completions in STEM fields. Data are presented for students from different types of high schools, such as low versus higher income and low versus high minority, to enable more focused discussions about low income and minority students traditionally not well served by higher education.

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Signature Report 9: Transfer & Mobility: A National View of Student Movement in Postsecondary Institutions, Fall 2008 Cohort

Signature Report 9: Transfer & Mobility: A National View of Student Movement in Postsecondary Institutions, Fall 2008 Cohort

This second report on transfer and mobility, examines multiple transfer pathways for the cohort of students who started postsecondary education in 2008. It reveals how student enrollment patterns that involve multiple movements among two or more institutions and across state boundaries has become the new normal, demonstrating the need for a comprehensive view of student transfer and mobility to inform education policymaking and institutional improvement efforts.

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Snapshot Report – Degree Pathways

Snapshot Report – Degree Pathways

Of all associate degrees earned in 2008-09 that were reported to the National Student Clearinghouse, 488,046 were found to be the first postsecondary credential earned by a student. Forty-one percent of these students went on to earn a bachelor’s degree within six years.

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Current Term Enrollment Report – Spring 2015

Current Term Enrollment Report – Spring 2015

In the current term (spring 2015), overall postsecondary enrollments decreased 1.9 percent from the previous spring. This report includes national enrollment estimates as well as subtotals by institutional sector, state, enrollment intensity, age group, and gender.

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Snapshot Report – Persistence-Retention

Snapshot Report – Persistence-Retention

The overall persistence rate for students who entered college in Fall 2013 was 1.0 percentage points higher than that of students who entered college in Fall 2012, while the retention rate increased by 1.1 percentage points.

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Current Term Enrollment Report – Fall 2014

Current Term Enrollment Report – Fall 2014

In fall 2014, overall postsecondary enrollments decreased 1.3 percent from the previous fall. In fall 2014, enrollments decreased among two-year public institutions (-6.0 percent) and four-year for-profit institutions (-0.4 percent). Enrollments increased among four-year public institutions (+2.2 percent) and four-year private non-profit institutions (+1.6 percent).

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VIDEO: The Student Pathways Report Episode 7

VIDEO: The Student Pathways Report Episode 7

Listen to research highlights of our new Signature 8 Report, “Completing College: A National View of Student Attainment Rates – Fall 2008 Cohort,” from Dr. Doug Shapiro, Executive Director, National Student Clearinghouse Research Center.

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Signature Report 8: Completing College: A National View of Student Attainment Rates – Fall 2008 Cohort

Signature Report 8: Completing College: A National View of Student Attainment Rates – Fall 2008 Cohort

Signature Report 8 from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center provides six-year outcomes for first-time degree-seeking students, including former dual enrollment students, who started in postsecondary education institutions in fall 2008. This is the first look at the attainment rates for students who began their postsecondary education during the Great Recession.

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High School Benchmarks 2014: National College Progression Rates

High School Benchmarks 2014: National College Progression Rates

Our second annual report provides high school-to-college transition rates for graduates of public non-charter, public charter, and private high schools. For students of public non-charter high schools the rates are reported in 12 categories based on the school-level demographic and geographic characteristics.

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VIDEO: The Student Pathways Report Episode 5

VIDEO: The Student Pathways Report Episode 5

Listen to research highlights of our new Signature 7 Report, “Some College, No Degree: A National View of Students with Some College Enrollment, but No Completion”, from Dr. Doug Shapiro, Executive Director, National Student Clearinghouse Research Center.

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Snapshot Report – Persistence-Retention

Snapshot Report – Persistence-Retention

Of all associate degrees earned in 2008-09 that were reported to the National Student Clearinghouse, 488,046 were found to be the first postsecondary credential earned by a student. Forty-one percent of these students went on to earn a bachelor’s degree within six years.

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Current Term Enrollment Report – Spring 2014

Current Term Enrollment Report – Spring 2014

In the current term (spring 2014), overall postsecondary enrollments decreased 0.8% from the previous spring. Enrollments decreased among four-year for-profit institutions (-4.9 percent) and two-year public institutions (-2.7 percent). However, enrollments increased slightly among four-year public institutions (+0.7%) and four-year private non-profit institutions (+2.0%).

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Snapshot Report – Mobility

Snapshot Report – Mobility

Just over 9% of all students attended more than one institution during the 2012-13 academic year. Overall, student mobility rates increased from 2010-11 to 2011-12, and then stabilized in 2012-13.

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Signature Report 6: Completing College: A National View of Student Attainment Rates – Fall 2007 Cohort

Signature Report 6: Completing College: A National View of Student Attainment Rates – Fall 2007 Cohort

This second annual report on national college completions rates continues to respond to the limitations of institution-based research by focusing on student-level data, tracking the completion of postsecondary certificates and degrees among first-time degree-seeking students who started their postsecondary education in fall 2007 and tracking their enrollments nationwide for six years, through the spring of 2013. The report also introduces an enhancement to the first Completions Report by including in the cohort students who entered college with prior experience in college-level courses through dual enrollment opportunities while still in high school.

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Current Term Enrollment Report – Fall 2013

Current Term Enrollment Report – Fall 2013

In fall 2013, overall postsecondary enrollments decreased 1.5% from the previous fall. In fall 2013, enrollments decreased among four-year for-profit institutions (-9.7 percent) and two-year public institutions (-3.1 percent). However, enrollments increased slightly among four-year public institutions (+0.3%) and four-year private non-profit institutions (+1.3%).

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Signature Completions Extra: Completing College: A National View of Student Attainment Rates – Fall 2007 Cohort

Signature Completions Extra: Completing College: A National View of Student Attainment Rates – Fall 2007 Cohort

This Signature Completions Extra will present the six-year outcomes for the fall 2007 cohort, not including dual enrollment students. The data will allow readers to compare the fall 2007 cohort results to the fall 2006 cohort results that were presented in November 2012 as part of Signature Report 4, the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center’s first college completion study.

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Snapshot Report – Degree Attainment

Snapshot Report – Degree Attainment

Between 2009 and 2013, students over the age of 26 showed a 25% growth rate in science and engineering bachelor’s degree completion compared to a 19% growth rate among students age 26 or under at time of completion.

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Snapshot Report – Degree Attainment

Snapshot Report – Degree Attainment

Between 2009 and 2013, S&E bachelor’s degree completions for both men and women had almost identical growth at 20% and 21%, respectively. With social sciences and psychology included, women accounted for 50% of all S&E bachelor’s degrees in both 2009 and 2013.

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VIDEO: The Student Pathways Report Episode 4

VIDEO: The Student Pathways Report Episode 4

Listen to research highlights of our “High School Benchmarks Report: National College Progression Rates,” part three: Low Income Cohort, from Dr. Doug Shapiro, Executive Director, National Student Clearinghouse Research Center.

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VIDEO: The Student Pathways Report Episode 2

VIDEO: The Student Pathways Report Episode 2

Listen to research highlights of our “High School Benchmarks Report: National College Progression Rates,” part one: A Brief Explanation, from Dr. Doug Shapiro, Executive Director, National Student Clearinghouse Research Center.

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VIDEO: The Student Pathways Report Episode 1

VIDEO: The Student Pathways Report Episode 1

Listen to research highlights of our new Signature 5 Report, Baccalaureate Attainment: A National View of the Postsecondary Outcomes of Students Who Transfer from Two-Year to Four-Year Institutions, from Dr. Doug Shapiro, Executive Director, National Student Clearinghouse Research Center.

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Snapshot Report – Mobility

Snapshot Report – Mobility

6.5% of students who graduated with a bachelor’s degree in 2008-09 enrolled in a two-year institution within the next two academic years, an increase from 5.9 percent of 2004-05 graduates.

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Current Term Enrollment Report – Spring 2013

Current Term Enrollment Report – Spring 2013

In the current term (spring 2013), enrollments have decreased, compared to the previous spring, in every sector except four-year private nonprofits, with the largest decreases taking place among four-year for-profits (-8.7 percent) and two-year publics (-3.6 percent).

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Current Term Enrollment Report – Fall 2012

Current Term Enrollment Report – Fall 2012

In the current term (fall 2012), enrollments have decreased in every sector except four-year private nonprofits, with the largest decreases taking place among four-year for-profits (-7.2 percent) and two-year publics (-3.1 percent).

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Snapshot Report – Enrollment

Snapshot Report – Enrollment

In academic year 2011-12, nearly a third of the first-time college students in two-year public institutions began college in January or later months.

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Signature Report 4: Completing College: A National View of Student Attainment Rates

Signature Report 4: Completing College: A National View of Student Attainment Rates

In our fourth Signature Report, we examine the various pathways that students take to complete a college degree or certificate. Our report goes beyond traditional graduation rate calculations that focus on first-time full-time students who finish at their starting institution to provide the most comprehensive look at student outcomes on today’s campuses.

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VIDEO: Completing College: A National View of Student Attainment Rates

VIDEO: Completing College: A National View of Student Attainment Rates

On November 15, 2012, the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center released its fourth Signature Report, Completing College: A National View of Student Attainment Rates, during a briefing held on Capitol Hill. In this video, Dr. Doug Shapiro, Executive Director of the Research Center, presents key findings from the report.

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Snapshot Report – Degree Attainment

Snapshot Report – Degree Attainment

The National Student Clearinghouse Research Center examined the postsecondary outcomes of students who transferred from two-year to four-year institutions in three different academic years.

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Snapshot Report – Mobility

Snapshot Report – Mobility

For many students, the path to successfully completing a degree at a four-year institution includes enrollment at one or more two-year institutions. In the 2010-11 academic year, 45 percent of all students who completed a degree at a four-year institution had previously enrolled at a two-year institution.

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Snapshot Report – Interstate Mobility

Snapshot Report – Interstate Mobility

On average, 15.1 percent of all U.S. postsecondary students who received undergraduate degrees in 2010-11 had previously attended college in at least one other state or territory. The National Student Clearinghouse Research Center has identified the percentage of undergraduate degree completers in the 2010-11 academic year who had prior enrollments in at least one other state or territory.

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Signature Report 3: Reverse Transfer: A National View of Student Mobility from Four-Year to Two-Year Institutions

Signature Report 3: Reverse Transfer: A National View of Student Mobility from Four-Year to Two-Year Institutions

In our third Signature Report, we examine enrollment pathways of reverse transfer students, those who moved from four-year to two-year institutions outside of summer months. Understanding this type of student mobility can help campus policymakers at both two-year and four-year institutions craft policies that will help institutions reach their enrollment goals and better assist students in making decisions about their educational pathways.

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Snapshot Report – Adult Learners

Snapshot Report – Adult Learners

According to the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, on average, 38 percent of all students, undergraduate and graduate, in a fall term are adult learners.

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Snapshot Report – Concurrent Enrollment

Snapshot Report – Concurrent Enrollment

According to the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, 3.2% of all students attended two or more postsecondary institutions concurrently during its one-year study period. Concurrent enrollment in this report occurs when a student’s enrollment at two or more postsecondary institutions overlaps by at least 30 days.

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Snapshot Report – Mobility

Snapshot Report – Mobility

According to the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, 8% of students attended more than one postsecondary institution in 2010-2011. The most mobile students were those with both full- and part-time statuses, with 17.2% of these students attending more than one institution during a single year.

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Snapshot Report – Persistence

Snapshot Report – Persistence

National Student Clearinghouse Research Center Snapshot Report on college student’s persistence rates by percentage of college students staying in school and how persistence varied by type of institution for 2010.

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